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Hello all, I had bought a universal pistol cleaning kit from wally world that stated on package it contained a 9mm brass brush so I thought ok this will work in the lcp but no 9mm it was a 357 brush so my question is will this work in cleaning the lcp untill i locate a 380 brush? Also do any of you clean your pistol from the muzzle end? and would this be ok to do as I have not tried in fear of scratching the muzzle.
 

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Indy Man said:
Hello all, I had bought a universal pistol cleaning kit from wally world that stated on package it contained a 9mm brass brush so I thought ok this will work in the lcp but no 9mm it was a 357 brush so my question is will this work in cleaning the lcp untill i locate a 380 brush? Also do any of you clean your pistol from the muzzle end? and would this be ok to do as I have not tried in fear of scratching the muzzle.
Hey Indy, 9mm, 357 and 380 brushes are all the same. As far as cleaning from the muzzle, I wouldn't do for the reasons you already gave. Really, there is no reason to do that as easy as it is to field strip the LCP.... :)
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Mike
 

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they say clean from the bore, but with the lcp, I can't see how you can hurt that gun cleaning from either end. target barrels they are not. I run a boresnake even from the bore on the lcp, also clenas the feed ramp while it is being done.
 

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Pics, or part numbers so we can all understand this?

I have one of the rod sets for my AR-15, but I think it might be a special size to not scratch up my .223/5.56 nato barrel.. ?? I surely don't want to scratch up the LCP either!!
 

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jocko said:
they say clean from the bore, but with the lcp, I can't see how you can hurt that gun cleaning from either end. target barrels they are not. I run a boresnake even from the bore on the lcp, also clenas the feed ramp while it is being done.
Do you use boresnake by itself or do you put any cleaners or lube on it then run through?
 

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Howard, the boresnake is a handy, convenient little device but from my experience, it doesn't do as good as job cleaning as a traditional rod, brush and swab. I consider it more a compromise. But that's just me.
 

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Howard, the boresnake is a handy, convenient little device but from my experience, it doesn't do as good as job cleaning as a traditional rod, brush and swab. I consider it more a compromise. But that's just me.
For those of us who seldom clean our handguns, I hope it's better than total neglect. Running the bore snake through the handgun right after shooting is so convenient, I can find no serious excuse for me not to do it. The only time I did not bore snake my LCP was when I just could not engage the slide hold back.
 

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So does the bore snake get a dose of cleaning solvent, or run it dry?
 

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HowardCohodas said:
kraigster414 said:
Howard, the boresnake is a handy, convenient little device but from my experience, it doesn't do as good as job cleaning as a traditional rod, brush and swab. I consider it more a compromise. But that's just me.
For those of us who seldom clean our handguns, I hope it's better than total neglect. Running the bore snake through the handgun right after shooting is so convenient, I can find no serious excuse for me not to do it. The only time I did not bore snake my LCP was when I just could not engage the slide hold back.
boresnake for range use is perfect, one should really scrubb out his barrel to butnot needed every time out. These damn bore snakes work great, put alittle oil on the snake. beats the heh out of just doing nothing and u can clean the feed ramp also with the snake. Not a total solve all but darn close for me anyhow... Course I am one lazy SOB to.
 

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I use a bore snake on all my guns hand and long as a method of doing a quick cleaning after shooting. However before storage for a long period of time between shooting nothing beats the traditional method of brushes, patches and swabs.
 

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kraigster414 said:
Howard, the boresnake is a handy, convenient little device but from my experience, it doesn't do as good as job cleaning as a traditional rod, brush and swab. I consider it more a compromise. But that's just me.
Not to stir up controversy, but using a boresnake has given me as good or better results than traditional tools. I soak the barrel with solvent to loosen things up. Then I soak the brush area of the snake and about 3 inches above the brush with solvent. I do use a traditional brush to loosen things up around the chamber where the snake can't touch. I stand up, pass the brass end through the barrel throat, let the brass thingy hit the floor, put my foot over the brass thingy, grasp the loop end of the snake with my left hand, pull it taught, then use my right hand to run the barrel up and down over the entire length of the snake 4 or 5 times. After cleaning, I pull the snake through a towel a few times to remove the solvent and crud residue. Works like a charm. I do lube the bore using traditional patches.
 
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